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are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the president has lots of hurdles to overcome. including the high unemployment rate. the stock market is off to a rough start. here's a live look at the big board. stocks are trading sharply lower. if your web it could be tough for lawmakers to avoid a fiscal crisis. >> that looming fiscal showdown is just some of the big issues facing the president as he heads back to work. >> there are signs here that the president may be on the move. i'm going to step out of the way. there's been a lot of activity. within the last 20 minutes or so. we saw the senior white house advisor or ride. so did the white house official photographer. he is a former chicago tribune photographer the police motorcycle escort typically leads the presidential motorcade also standing at the ready. the it is very exciting on here. there's a crowd growing in anticipation to see president obama. >> supporter stopped by his home the morning after his reelection victory. hoping to get a glimpse of the commander in chief. the rand daily was among them
are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the president was up and that around 9:00. >> and camped out on this corner. >> he made an unscheduled stop at a campaign field office not far from here. there were lots of tears hugs, smiles. this is the same office he made a surprise visit to two weeks ago. his feeling about his chanceshe is feeling good about his chances. >> i ended up having some confidence in the decency and goodness. we are working so hard. don't use their to governor romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign. >> the president was cheered by his small group of ksupporters. >> across the street at the high-school they shouted and waved at the president. the president jokingly told them to go back to class. the president will also follow his election day ritual and play basketball of some of his buddies. he will also get a haircut from his longtime barber. after that he goes down to mccormick place where he will be delivering a victory speech or a concession speech. he is obviously hoping for the former parentr. vice president joe biden and hi
welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's judy wang joins us live from mccormick place, where president obama will be spending election night. judy? >> play certainly not taking it easy. many of the foot soldiers received no guarantees that they will get in. what a difference from four years ago when 240,000 people filled grant park. thousands more poured into downtown streets to be part of the historic moment. mostly a private affair. many supporters will likely attend smaller events. cnn is working with the state to try to put up a jumble television screen. >> we know america has always done best. we thank you. we ask you to stay at a all the way to victory. he'll spend the election night in boston. if early voting is any indication turnout for tomorrow's election in the chicago area should be strong. w-g-n's tonya fransisco spent some time at the cook county board of elections and has a look. illinois is not a swing state. illinois voters are fired up nonetheless. 20 percent of voters have already voted early. people >> came out
the mother's reasoning today dan ponce joining us live tonight. details of this gruesome double homicide shocking the entire naperville community throughout the day we have learned about these two young victims justin in bolivia they were unrelated but they certainly spent a lot of time together and they both loved thai corn doughtae kwon doe. thai corn dough instructorhis instructor says he was a standout student who was close to earning his black belt. and he just loved doing it and he was good at it. police say justin was stabbed an estimated 100 times by his own mother before she killed five year-old olivia a girl she had been babysitting olivia was also a martial arts student who worked with the same teacher. losing a student is tough because my whole purpose was to see people grow and become better each and every day. a memorial for the victims outside the crime scene continues to grow into the community struggles to understand how this could have happened. this is stuff you read about, this is not stuff that happens here. they're doing their best to comfort each other and trying t
expulsion from the illinois house. wgn's nancy loo joins us live with more on the story. nancy? >> the newly reelected state senator would not say much about the federal indictment against him. derek smith plans to keep fighting. he says he looks forward to returning to the state house that impeached him just a few months ago. derek smith did not seem concerned about being the first house member to be impeached in over 100 years. he is apparently feeling vindicated after winning reelection. he has pleaded not guilty to federal bribery charges have been appalled by the way the democratic party has treated derek smith. either we believe in democracy or we do not. either you are innocent until proven guilty or you're not. henderson claims smith will be acquitted. he will not discuss the defense. despite the indictment and impeachment there's nothing to prevent smith from being sworn in to a new term. >>, with a host of city alderman here to honor the life of this fall and firefighter. he was highly regarded within his profession. a veteran firefighter. we want to show you a live picture. if
viewers are now joining us, thanks for coming on board. let's go right to what you are most interested and that is the presidential battleground state florida. it looks like president obama has a smidgen more overall vote. now we go to pennsylvania, 62 percent barack obama. in ohio that is very similar to the type of voter in pennsylvania 36% of the precincts reporting a slow going their 54-46 for the president at the moment. and as they say no republican goes to the white house without ohio now let's check in with the hometown crowd. you are on jackie. >> i am here with the co-chair of the obama campaign bill daley also former chief of staff welcome just a few minutes ago so,. so calm. >> there has been no major change. >> are you hearing more than what you are seeing at the media? >> things are rolling out as was expected virginia is the same way, ohio is still early into that looks very close with the president is in a strong state what you think the keys were so far in getting these votes? >> i think they are incredible campaign operations in the volunteers. i think it's reall
broadwell's e-mails had previously sent photos of himself, shirtless, to kelley. that's according to a u-s official.who says that agent was never part of the case. jill kelley tried to claim some sort of government privilege when she called 9-1-1 sunday to complain about reporters outside her home in tampa. >> this should not be able to stay on my property. in reality, kelley is just a volunteer. she is not a government employee, and is not entitled to diplomatic protection. general >> william ward improperly spent thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other expenses. he is being promoted over the findings. he will retire as a three-star general. he will also have to repay the government $82,000. president obama will meet with several business leaders today, and push for his plan to save the economy from the so-called fiscal cliff. this worst-case scenario means tax hikes and spending cuts totaling trillions of dollars... would automatically jump into effect at the beginning of next year. if the president and congress can't reach a deal on the debt. the white house and lawmakers crea
memories today of a man known for his kindness and sense of humor >> joins us with tonight's top story >> we have been speaking to some of his friends today and he had many of them. they describe him as a popular firefighter who loved his job and made everyone laugh. as family made a request on his behalf >> "herbie never wanted glory or ... so please check your smoke detector and give your kids a hug" tears and hugs outside the cook county medical examiners office as friends and family members of herbie johnson did their best to comfort each other. the 54 year old firefighter died from injuries he suffered while battling a blaze last night on the southwest side. this afternoon his body was escorted away by about a dozen emergency vehicles to a funeral home in the south suburbs. a 32-year veteran of the chicago fire department, he had just recently been promoted to captain. here he is speaking to reporters after a fire back in 2006. we got in and started the search >>the medical examiner determined he died from inhalation injuries. investigators are now looking into what caused t
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